There’s nothing like some tangible, in-your-face signs of progress to maintain a high motivation level:

sign of progress #1

It may seem that the knitting will never end, but the schematic reassures me otherwise ;).

sign of progress #2

That’s right, once I knit a bit more and reached the suspect area, I confirmed that the mistake I reported earlier was repeated for a second time in row 44 (to correct, p2tog immediately before or after the boxed inset).

sign of progress #3

Look at the puny little ball compared to the new one! Okay, it’s not that puny, but considering it’s cobweb weight yarn, I’ve used up a lot! Let’s do a quick weigh-in:


edited to add: for the skeptics πŸ˜‰

to come:

The biggest googly moogly of them all! Do you see it? It’s a triple yarn over. And, yes, each of those loops gets used for something on the next row. Grip. those. needles!


27 thoughts on “Visualization

  1. jody

    that’s great progress, but some of us might suggest that the weights are skewed because the wrapper is on the new ball.

    not me, of course, but some might πŸ˜‰

  2. maryse

    i know it’s going to be beautiful when it’s done, but it’s scaring the bejesus out of me for now. especially the googly mooglies.

  3. marie in florida

    beautiful and still beautiful pix. you’re making me wanna but i know i ain’t able. i’m barely able to Mountain Stream. haven’t touched it in two weeks, work fatigue makes me weary. isn’t that a shame?

  4. Norma

    You’re giving me hot flashes. I’m too young (yes, I AM) for hot flashes.

    I’ve got some Russian cobweb-weight yarn. I don’t think I’ll probably ever use it, but …..I have some. In a cheerful orange color. πŸ™‚

  5. Kris in Wisconsin

    Kathy you are inspiring me to start on my cobweb lace shawl. Just as soon as that ball winder arrives. It is beautiful. You are so much braver than I would be to do such a complicated pattern in Japanese.

  6. Kim

    How is it possible that the lable weighs nothing?! Or… is there a point (some number) that I can’t see?

    Anyway.. it doesn’t matter (much.) but I think you’re going great on this project.. it is such a you project! I just can’t even imagine what you’ll do next.. it’s like you’re becoming immune to your own drug.. you have to keep raising the bar.. what will it be next?!

  7. Brie

    Lots of progress. It looks good.

    Kim – I think what she did was tare the scale with the label. So that the label on the second ball isn’t part of the weight shown.

  8. Samantha

    A triple yarnover — sounds scary!! Where’d you get your scale? I’ve been looking for one, but can only find these huge clunky looking things …

  9. Monica

    Triple yarnovers? Gulp.

    Hahaha, you found me out. But skeptic that I am, I’m thinking, hmm, your scale is not sensitive enough to register a ballband. Puts the whole thing into question. πŸ˜‰

  10. Scout

    Crazy. I don’t know HOW you do it. This welt fantastic has one of those make 3 stitches into one stitch and if I ever drop it by accident I’m totally screwed and no idea how to get them back up on the needle properly.

    Also, I made labels today from Carole’s tutorial which I guess she got from you? I love mine!

  11. rene

    Wow! The triple yarn over looks intriguing. Good catch on all these corrections. It’s looking fantastic.

    The schematic is very reassuring. πŸ˜‰

  12. Whitney

    I just picked up some of the sock yarn from Greenwood Fiberworks and I was just curious…How do you think it would work up in the Jaywalker pattern? And, how does it hold up to frogging? And I can’t wait to see this shawl when it’s done!

    By the way, I’m Whitney, long-time reader, first-time commenter πŸ™‚

  13. Natalie

    Now that you’ve revealed the ball band it looks like the same as what I’ve just finished making my Diamond Fantasy shawl in – in black. Now to the blocking. Lovely stuff, isn’t it?

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